Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the brilliant, mercurial co-founder of Apple Inc. who introduced simple, elegantly designed computers for people who are more interested in what technology could do rather than how it was done, died Oct. 5 at age 56. (Washington Post)

As I was searching for photo collages tonight, this was one of the first images that came up. Remarkable picture. Remarkable man.

Steve Jobs for Fortune magazine  
 By Charis Tevis on Flickr.

Possibly My Greatest Accomplishment Ever... wedding favors. Yes, that's right. This is going to look crazy for a second, but this is everyone who came to our wedding:

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These photos were taken in haste the day before our wedding. As were individual portraits of each.

Like this.

And this.


And this.


Actually, THESE portraits have been cropped. So there is no carpet background or occasional limb of mine.

This is me taking 120+  pictures in haste.

I really disliked wedding planning. But these personalized wedding favors were something I knew I wanted to do from early on. And so starting sometime in January (for our August wedding), I tracked down pictures of all of our guests and got to work. The generic male/female bodies made things a bit easier. What I worried about most was offending someone with their portrait. Of course, there were also a few people who I had never met in person. I totally relied on their photo being an accurate representation of themselves.

So I'm on a mission now to crop all of the individual pictures and make some sort of "cool" collage. (Better than what was slapped together above.) One of those photo collages that look like a picture of something from far away would be awesome. Not that I know how to do that.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Charming Your Guests

I just went to one of the most delightful bridal showers I've ever been to. It was very non-traditional, which I very much enjoyed. There was no awkward opening of gifts or silly games. (The games were fun and consisted of mad libs and blind wine tasting.) Just lots of eating, mingling, and some drinking. Like the song actually: ", drink, and be merry."

For the party favors, they had a make-your-own-wine-charms station. So fun! And I will definitely use these. I did, however, forget to be social for the 20 minutes that I sat making my charms. I was extremely focused.

My creations:

My one complaint is that the dim lighting made me think that the beads on my leaf charm were green. Clearly, they were not. Oops. Oh well.